King Crimson Give A Rare Look Into their Rehearsal Studio

I for one am pretty stoked about the resurgence in recent years of King Crimson. I thought their last album, 2003’s The Power to Believe, is a great piece of work that stands alongside and apart from the rest of their discography in the uniquely King Crimson way.

Although I haven’t had a chance to see the current incarnation of the band live, I’ve heard their shows are great as usual – high quality playing, spontaneous improvisation, and insane chops. King Crimson have also been pretty active online, making their YouTube channel a unique window into the lifeblood of the band, with behind-the-scenes clips, archival footage, and mini-documentaries.

You can view three of those windows below, captured by engineer Trev Wilkins, which are time-lapse clips of the band rehearsing for their first full U.K. tour since 1982 (!!) and an interview with Robert Fripp. Check em out:

Dates for the U.K. jaunt are below, along with some follow-up shows in Paris and Utrecht.

King Crimson – Aug. 31, 2015 Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
King Crimson – Sep. 01, 2015 Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
King Crimson – Sep. 03, 2015 Cardiff St. David\\\’s Hall
King Crimson – Sep. 05, 2015 Brighton Dome Concert Hall
King Crimson – Sep. 07, 2015 London Hackney Empire
King Crimson – Sep. 08, 2015 London Hackney Empire
King Crimson – Sep. 11, 2015 Manchester Lowry
King Crimson – Sep. 12, 2015 Manchester The Lowry
King Crimson – Sep. 14, 2015 Birmingham Symphony Hall
King Crimson – Sep. 15, 2015 Birmingham Symphony Hall
King Crimson – Sep. 17, 2015 Edinburgh Usher Hall
King Crimson – Sep. 18, 2015 Edinburgh Usher Hall
King Crimson – Sep. 20, 2015 Paris Olympia
King Crimson – Sep. 21, 2015 Paris Olympia
King Crimson – Sep. 22, 2015 Paris Olympia
King Crimson – Sep. 24, 2015 Utrecht Tivoliredenburg
King Crimson – Sep. 25, 2015 Utrecht Tivoliredenburg

 

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Max is a senior editor and producer of Gear Gods.